cyathus

noun
cy·a·thus | \ ˈsīəthəs \

Definition of cyathus 

1 plural cyathi\-ˌthī\ or kyathoi\-ˌthȯi\ or kyathos \ˈkīəˌthäs \ : a long-handled cup or earthenware ladle used especially in ancient Greece for filling drinking cups with wine

2 plural cyathi [ New Latin, from Latin ] : any small cup-shaped cavity or organ of a plant especially : cupule sense 1c

3 capitalized [ New Latin, from Latin ] : a genus of bird's-nest fungi having the fruit body narrowed at the base and flaring at the top — compare nidulariaceae

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History and Etymology for cyathus

Latin & Greek; Latin cyathus, from Greek kyathos; akin to Greek koilos hollow

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